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Psychological Investigations of Competence in Decision Making

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Part of Cambridge Series on Judgment and Decision Making

Kip Smith, James Shanteau, Paul Johnson, Cynthia Dominguez, John Flach, Patricia Lake, Daniel McKellar, Margaret Dunn, Rebecca Pliske, Beth Crandall, Gary Klein, Stefano Grazioli, Jan Skriver, Rhona Flin, Lynne Martin, Patricia Jones, David Hardman, Peter Ayton, Elke Kurz, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ulrich Hoffrage, David Weiss
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521307185

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  • The premise of this book is that most activity in everyday life and work is based on tasks that are novel, infrequent in our experience, or variable with respect to the action to be taken. Such tasks require decisions to be made and actions taken in the face of ambiguous or incomplete information. Time pressure is frequently great and penalties for failure are severe. Examples include investing in markets, controlling industrial accidents, and detecting fraud. The environments in which such tasks occur defy a definition of optimal performance, yet the benefits of successful decision making are considerable. The authors refer to domains without criteria for optimal performance as competency-based and describe the able behaviour of individuals who work in them by the term competence. The chapters examine the propositions that metacognitive processes give structure to otherwise ill-structured tasks and are fundamental enablers of decision-making performance.

    • Introduces three task-general sources of competent decision making in a wide variety of professional domains
    • Relevant to both judgement/decision researchers and to cognitive/social scientists interested in decision behaviour. Useful to graduate students as well as established researchers
    • Contributions from some of the biggest names in the field as well as some of the brightest rising stars
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    Review of the hardback: ' … this book brings together an interesting and useful collection of modern decision making research … Given the variety of ideas presented, this book may be useful for introducing applied decision making topics to graduate students. Taken together, this book serves its purpose of tying a variety of applied decision making situations whit theory and empirical findings, and should provide a useful resource for anyone exploring competent decision making in ill-defined, real-world situations.' Applied Cognitive Psychology

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521307185
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Kip Smith, James Shanteau and Paul Johnson
    Part I. Metacognition - Self:
    1. The conversion decision in minimally invasive surgery: knowing your limits and limiting your risks Cynthia Dominguez, John Flach, Patricia Lake, Daniel McKellar and Margaret Dunn
    2. Competence in weather forecasting Rebecca Pliske, Beth Crandall and Gary Klein
    Part II. Metacognition - Others:
    3. Managing Risk in Social Exchange Stefano Grazioli, Kip Smith and Paul Johnson
    4. Emergency decision making Jan Skriver, Rhona Flin and Lynne Martin
    5. Designing for competence Patricia Jones
    Part III. Enablers of Competence:
    6. Argumentation and decisions David Hardman and Peter Ayton
    7. Representation of uncertainty and change: three case studies with experts Elke Kurz, Gerd Gigerenzer and Ulrich Hoffrage
    8. The rise of consensus and the virtue of consistency David Weiss and James Shanteau.

  • Editors

    Kip Smith, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden

    James Shanteau, Kansas State University

    Paul Johnson, University of Minnesota

    Contributors

    Kip Smith, James Shanteau, Paul Johnson, Cynthia Dominguez, John Flach, Patricia Lake, Daniel McKellar, Margaret Dunn, Rebecca Pliske, Beth Crandall, Gary Klein, Stefano Grazioli, Jan Skriver, Rhona Flin, Lynne Martin, Patricia Jones, David Hardman, Peter Ayton, Elke Kurz, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ulrich Hoffrage, David Weiss

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